Figure 1. Adapter Tool
Figure 2. Adaptor Tool Accessories
and removal. Special tools are, used to prevent damage
to connector shells and accessories.
b. Mate adapter tool to connector. Ensure white
dot on adapter tool aligns with master key of connector.
7. ADAPTER TOOL SELECTION. To select the proper
Spinning tool on connector will cause damage to tool
tool, shell size and type of connector plug or receptacle,
and/or connector (Figure 3).
must be known. Select proper adapter tool (Table 1).
Install strap wrench around part to be removed.
8. ADAPTER TOOL ACCESSORIES. To hold adapter
Draw strap tightly through locking link. Backshell will
tool and to keep the connector from turning when
rest on nose of wrench (Figure 3).
installing or removing backshells the use of a 1/4 inch
drive T-handle is recommended. A strap wrench is
d. Insert T-handle into socket of adapter tool to
used on backshell for installation and removal to apply
provide holding (Figure 3).
even pressure without causing damage to accessories
counterclockwise as viewed from connector rear
9. BACKSHELL REMOVAL. Backshells are used to
protect, shield, and add strength to connectors. When
modification or repair to connector is necessary the
Tape backshell to bundle to prevent loss.
backshell must be removed. Proceed using following
a. Select correct adapter tool (Table 1) by series,
T-handle, and strap wrench (Figure 2).
Table 1. MIL-C-83723 Adapter Tools